Apostle Winfree James R Sr, Writer & Minister 


I and my wife were baptized with the Holy Spirit before the beginning of our ministry, and we have walked and lived in the Holy Spirit Fire ever since.




Matthew 3:11  "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire.”  ( Also found in Luke 3:16 ) His Blessed Name is Jesus The Christ.




Baptism with the Holy Spirit produces the power of God and manifests His gifts and fruit in us.  But, in considering the baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire, I want to focus on the fire part of that scripture in this teaching.




To understand the Fire more completely, we must look at the infilling of the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room.




Acts 2:


  When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.


  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.


  Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.


  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.




I do believe that Baptism in Fire is necessarily a must for All Believers in Christ Jesus, but God's anointing that is part of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.   So, we need to understand the nature of fire.  It eats everything it touches that is of the Earth.  When fire burns it can consume vegetation, entire forests, houses, towns, and people.  But when it is contained, it can produce warmth and light.  It can also purify and refine.




The things of the flesh and world are consumed by the fire, but the things of God are refined and purified.




In the Old Testament, the fire consumed the flesh or burnt offering and was a sweet aroma to the Lord!




Numbers 28:6  It is a regular burnt offering which was ordained at Mount Sinai for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.




We members of the Body of Christ are being purified in faith and refined so that we can live in the Spirit instead of walking in the flesh.  When our carnality is consumed by the fire of the Spirit it is a sweet aroma to the Lord.




1 Peter 1:6-8


  In this, you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,


  that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,


  who has not seen you, love? Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,


  receiving the end of your faith, the Salvation of your souls. Love, Honor, Respect, Accept, Help, Support and Build One Another First In God's Family First.


We Are Leading One And All, To The One The Lord God And Blessed Savior Jesus Christ.


God Loves Cheerful Givers, Be One!!!